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Microsoft Teams’ Together Mode Is Especially Designed For The Pandemic-Era Meetings

Microsoft Team has some news for you!It seems like yesterday when we all purchased the MICROSOFT TEAMS CONCISE BEGINNERS GUIDE: How to start using Microsoft Teams for Online Meetings, Record video conference and Setup Virtual Classes – but it’s actually been over three months! Ever since the pandemic began, Microsoft Team has become a primary mode of communication for organizations and schools. Hence,  the software giant has been at it to produce a “Together Mode” that will allow you to create a virtual live avatar of yourself. This design will essentially improve official engagements. It is using AI to segment your face and shoulders – only to put you and your co-worker and classmates together in a virtual space.  This space can be anything – a coffee shop, a classroom, board room, etc. Some people have already gotten a chance to experience this mode and they have given their verdict.  At first, some found it to be gimmicky as you can actually pat the shoulders of the person you’re talking to. This mean, virtual high-fives are real now. But really, it’s an exceptional experience as it blocks all the distractions and allows you to conduct a normal meeting.Usually, when you’re video chatting with someone, it’s hard to pick up non-verbal cues. But with this feature, you can actually notice minor body movements and understand the hard to pick up cues while being geographically apart. This mode will be available for use in August. Initially, the auditorium view will be available but don’t worry as the software giant is working hard to provide more views in the future!Apart from this, a dynamic view is also on the cards for Microsoft Teams. This way, participants can easily share their content or any material that may be important and useful during meetings. Furthermore, some awesome video filters and live reactions are also on their way! You can use the filters to adjust the lighting or increase the focus of the camera. Live reactions come with emojis – which as we know are the language of the future!The most fantastic and ambitious feature till date has to be the aim to get 1,000 to 20,000 participants on call so that people from all over the world could easily attend webinars and conferences. With this, Team will offer live transcripts along with captions and subtitles so that no miscommunication occurs. Now all you need is a USB Headset with Noise Cancelling Microphone and Volume Controller for Conference Calls, Softphone Conversation, Clear Chat, Online Course, etc. because Microsoft Teams will soon be equipped to handle the rest!

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The New Samsung Galaxy Event Has a Bad News!

Mark your calendars because Samsung has finally announced the date of the next Galaxy Unpacked event! The 5th of August Samsung will unveil its new lineup of Galaxy Note 20 devices alongside the Galaxy Fold.Interestingly, things have been unpredictably quiet for some time now so nobody knows what to expect. The new Galaxy Note 20 will most likely have a triple rear camera array, a periscope-style lens, a 4th sensor and laser autofocus! Rumor has it, there will be a usual bump in specs, too and possibly a Snapdragon 865 Plus on its way. Furthermore, Note 20 Ultra is set to feature an S-Pen.More rumors escalate that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the follow-up to the Galaxy Fold and it will feature an even larger and better internal 7.7-inch display as well as a cut-out camera.Users could also expect an announcement related to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, which is already revealed all thanks to China’s TENAA certification center. This will probably face some drop in the battery capacity, overall, compared to its previous LTE version. While all of this sounds too cool to be true, the real bad news is that the Samsung will not include chargers, like the Samsung 15W Fast Charge 2.0 Wireless Charger Stand in the upcoming boxes of smartphones. The company made this decision to reduce the cost as per recent reports. Apple, too, made a similar decision earlier this year and the aim was to make the packaging smaller and reduce the overall cost of selling.                                                                                                               

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Revealing Audi's Sporty Version Of Its Electric Q4 SUV

Audi has revealed a new “Sportback” version of the Q4 E-Tron electric SUV which debuted last year. This one is supposed to be a smaller and cheaper option for the flagship E-Tron as the Q4s is expected to go on sale next year and the price is starting from $45,000! For those of you who don’t know, the Q4 Sportback and the Q4 are identical twins. Both are powered by the parent company Volkswagen's modular “MEB.” It will support a variety of vehicles and go across brands. This, however, is what sets the Q4 apart from the original E-Tron and its variants.The specifications are almost the same and the real difference comes in the Q4 Sportback’s exterior styling. There’s a race car-inspired diffuser under the hatch door and the roofline flows from to the back. By the end of the year, Audi will have around seven electric vehicles. Volkswagen has really pushed itself when it comes to the electric space. To be fair, the Q4 Sportback is not that different conceptually from the Q4 that was released last year. Let’s see what’s next from Audi!

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US Sanctions Have Increased Huawei Security Risk, Claims UK Reports

The country is planning to ban the Chinese telecom giant!The UK government may override their decision to permit Huawei as the 5G network provider in the country after the report claims that US sanctions will increase the security risk of the Chinese’s telecom giant. A leaked report from the National Cyber Security Centre of GCHQ concluded that the penalties implemented on the operations of Huawei “will force the company to use untrusted technology that could increase the risk to the UK.” Considering the increased security risk, the report may lead “Boris Johnson to abandon the company entirely,” reported by The Telegraph. The sources are also predicting that the UK prime minister would entirely phase out the Chinese tech giant later this year, though the exact date hasn't been decided yet. “We are considering the impact the US’ additional sanctions against Huawei could have on UK networks,” the UK government says in a statement. “This is an ongoing process and we will update further in due course.” Earlier this year, despite the United States intense pressure, the UK government decided to act against it and made Huawei one of the suppliers of 5G network infrastructure in the country. Though, the tech giant was only to be utilized for “non-core” components of the 5G network, and only restricted to provide 35 percent of supply. Johnson justified his decision and stated that the Huawei technology is majorly used in the British Communications networks, and there’s no other alternative currently available to Chinese technology. “We are working closely with our customers to find ways of managing the proposed U.S. restrictions so the UK can maintain its current lead in 5G,” says Huawei VP Victor Zhang in a statement to a private news organization. “We believe it is too early to determine the impact of the proposed restrictions, which are not about security, but about market position.”

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Amazon Prime Video Introduces Individual User Profiles

Just like Netflix, Amazon has decided to launch user profiles for individual family members who share Prime accounts. You may be allowed to have six user profiles max. Obviously, one of the profiles will be the default or primary account and you can then have five additional profiles. Now, this includes the kids account as that cannot be separated. The kid profile will have limited access to content and the content will be shown keeping the purpose in mind. Furthermore, three videos can stream at one time with only two devices streaming the same video at the same time.  The profiles are linked together with the help of the Amazon wallet sharing tool. This feature permits the customers to share payment methods with any other Amazon account that may have been set up in a household. Linked accounts will automatically be created by Amazon Prime Video.Each profile will be tailored according to individual preferences. Hence, you’ll get recommendations based on your primary interests and preferences. However, unlike Netflix or Disney Plus, Prime Video looks can’t be customized.You can disable the feature of sharing profile by changing the setting on “manage your profile” but you can’t go back once you’ve made the changes so make sure that you know what you’re doing when you make changes. This feature is set to release soon but will be carried out in different phases.

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Surprising Announcements From Microsoft’s Xbox Series X Games Event on July 23rd

Microsoft is all set to exhibit its Xbox Series X games in an event scheduled for July 23rd at 12 PM ET/9 am PT. In fact, the company is going to display all the games designed by its Xbox Game Studios, counting Halo Infinite. In a trailer released by 343 Industries, it looks like The Banished antagonists are making their way back in the popular gaming franchise “Halo” for the next big installment coming later this month. The gaming community is already setting their heart on the event as they look forward to seeing some real gameplay this time! As a matter of fact, there are probably more games than just Halo. The giant Microsoft is slowly wrapping its tentacles to other game studios, and now the company has around 15 Xbox Game Studios in total. Xbox enthusiasts are anticipating what more these gaming studios have to offer for Xbox series in the latest event. To lift up the excitement, Microsoft created a fable placeholder twitter account, hinting that the latest edition of these gaming franchises might return to the Xbox series during July’s Xbox event. The company also extended its Fable trademark to cover up various categories like USB chargers, portable speakers, headphones, and more- Interesting timing! Considering a previous year's launch of a Hellblade II teaser by Microsoft during its Xbox Series X ceremony, it’s fair to assume that there’s going to be more from the Ninja Theory at the upcoming event. Microsoft’s Double Fine Studio is yet to launch Psychonauts 2 in 2020. It’s interesting to see how Forza and Gears of War will look like on the more advanced hardware in the Xbox Series X. Rare recently launched its latest Everwild game in November previous year, and there’s more to be unveiled about this game at Microsoft's event. Xbox fans have already crossed their fingers and are gearing themselves for more possible surprises. What's next in the showcasing list Perfect Dark or Banjo-Kazooie game? Let’s wait and see!

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